Post # 1
So I sleep on my stomach. Always have. That’s the only way I can fall asleep. And luckily I have found ways to continue doing it despite my boobs not always feeling great. But I guess my question to you guys is how long is it safe to do so? I am currently 10wks 1 day and I know I should be starting sleeping on my side soon but what’s the longest you can do it safely? Thanks for any info!
Post # 3
posting so I can come back! I am a serious tummy sleeper… not look forward to sleeping on my side!
Post # 4
The baby is well-protected by your uterus and amniotic fluid, so I wouldn’t worry about it not being safe now. It’s going to get uncomfortable far before you’d need to worry about safety. 🙂
Post # 5
I’m 24 weeks and sleep semi on my stomach/side. I just started sleeping with a pillow between the bed and my belly and it works for me. We will see how long it lasts!
Post # 6
I plan to continue sleeping on my stomach until it is no longer comfortable.
Post # 7
@annifer: Thank you, that’s exactly what I was hoping to hear! So I will enjoy it as long as I comfortably can!
Post # 8
Not sure about pregnancy, but sleeping on your stomach is awful for your neck and back.
Post # 9
i slept on my tummy up untill about 27weeks, and then i couldnt any longer as it was so uncomfortable. it really sucks.. i loved sleeping on my tummy. There is lots of things in between you and your baby, if your too worried talk to your dr or midwife. good luck.
Post # 10
I’m 29 weeks pregnant and still sleeping on my stomach/side. I try to start falling asleep on my side with a pillow between my bump and the bed but inevitably I wake up on my stomach. Miraculously this is still a comfortable position for me. That said, anything that even slightly resembles a sit-up makes me feel like my abdomen is being ripped apart by razors. Your body will let you know what’s right for you — don’t worry about it. 🙂
Post # 11
I was told by my doctor when I was pregnant you should not sleep on your stomach past 16 weeks. I always have slept either on my back or side…
Post # 12
12 weeks I was recommended, then you should sleep on your side. You can get pregnancy pillows to help you get comfy.
Post # 13
@calgarymommy2b: my doctor said as long as it’s comfortable, the baby is safe and protected and you won’t hurt it sleeping on your stomach! I am 20 weeks and have a sort half stomach half side thing going on now. I slept totally on my stomach until I got too big!